Room Of The Year

The RulesThe Winners


ENTER TO WIN SEPT. 23-30, 2022 


  • Enter by posting a photo or collage (up to five photos) on Instagram, tagging @UGAHousing and using #ROTY22. Entries may also be submitted via email to Only digital images will be accepted  
  • Entries will be accepted between 12 a.m. (EST) Sept. 23 and noon (EST) Sept. 30 
  • Only current residents of University Housing are eligible to participate in the contest  
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram  
  • Both residents of double occupancy rooms must agree to enter the contest but residents in single rooms or single bedrooms within suites, supersuites or apartments may enter individually 
  • No images of common spaces (i.e. living rooms and kitchens) will be considered in the initial selection of the top five entries 
  • University Housing will only be able to see entries on public Instagram accounts. Please check your privacy settings before entering. If your account is set to private, consider submitting your entry via email or with a link 
  • All rooms must comply with all University Housing decoration and other policies. Any room found in violation of University Housing policy or with evidence of policy violations will be disqualified from consideration. Consult the Community Guide for more information. All entries must be “grandma friendly,” with no obscenities or other offensive content  
  • All Room of the Year contest entrants must agree to have their rooms photographed and/or filmed for use in University of Georgia print and electronic publications 
  • Top five winners must agree to participate in a video tour of their space to be filmed the week of Oct. 3-7. All roommates must agree for the space to be filmed and one roommate must agree to be featured in the video (to be posted on the @UGAHousing Instagram account) 


  • First-round judging of entries for all categories will be completed Sept. 30 by a panel of University Housing student and professional staff members, selecting the top five entries overall 
  • The panel will judge entries based on numerical scores in the following areas: cleanliness, use of color, creativity, originality and space utilization  
  • By 5 p.m. on Sept. 30, University Housing will notify top five participants and request to film a video the week of Oct. 3-7 
  • Top five entries will be posted on University Housing’s Instagram account by 9 a.m. Oct. 11   
    Final selection of the grand prize winner and runner-up will be decided by “likes” on University Housing’s Instagram account. Likes on entrants’ personal accounts will not be recorded. Paying for likes or boosting posts (paying for a post to reach more people) via Instagram or Facebook is prohibited. Votes on the top five finalists will be tallied at 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2022 
  • Final selection of superlative winners will be made by a panel of University Housing student and professional staff members in the following categories: Most Spirited, Best DIY, Best Use of Space, Most Original 
  • Prizes consist of items of de minimis value as determined by University Housing, and one grand prize, which includes a first-round, first online appointment time to choose an on-campus space during the 2023-2024 room sign up period taking place in February, 2023. Some spaces are not available for this contest. Grand prize winners may assign roommate group members at the time of their room selection appointment. Winners will also receive an early arrival time to move in one day earlier than the general population 


View the 2022 finalists on the University Housing Instagram account.


Congratulations to the 2022 winners, Ava and Sarah in Russell Hall!